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Initial education for academic staff in higher education


9.Teachers and education staff

9.4Initial education for academic staff in higher education

Last update: 27 November 2023


There is no specific curriculum for the initial training of teachers of university status. Two thirds of recruited teachers and researchers in recent years have also followed any specific training to practice their future profession, most of their skills that have been acquired during their studies, their laboratory research or post-doctorate.

Training teachers and teacher-researchers is an essential dimension. To guide its efforts and better support schools in their educational reform policy, the Direction Générale de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de l’Insertion Professionnelle (DGESIP – General Directorate of Higher Education and Professional Integration) of the Department of National Education, Higher Education and Research wishes to make a statement of policy places, actors, organizations and initial and ongoing training practices of teachers in Higher Education institutions. Two surveys have thus been conducted early 2015 to make an inventory of the initial and continuous training of teachers in higher education institutions.